M'bour Department

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M'bour harbor.jpeg
Location in the Thiès Region
Location in the Thiès Region
Country  Senegal
Region Thiès Region
Capital M'bour
 • Total 1,607 km2 (620 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 668,878
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

M'bour Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, one of three in the Thiès Region. Its capital is M'Bour.[1]

The department has 8 urban communes; Joal-Fadiouth, Mbour, Nguékhokh, Thiadiaye, Saly Portudal, Ngaparou, Somone and Popenguine.

The rural districts (communautés rurales) are:

  • Arrondissement of Fissel:
    • Fissel
    • Ndiaganiao
  • Arrondissement of Séssène:
    • Séssène
    • Nguéniène
  • Arrondissement de Sindia:
    • Sindia
    • Malicounda
    • Diass

Historic sites [2][edit]

  • Residence at Popenguine and the Cap de Naze
  • Tumuli of the forest of Bandia
  • Church and Sanctuary of Popenguine
  • Fadiouth Island, Cemetery Island and Granaries on stilts
  • Fort of the Comptoir of Saly Portudal
  • Thiémassas prehistoric site
  • Little Seminary of Ngazobil
  • Senghor family house at Joal
  • Ndianda church
  • Sangomar, place of the Sereer cult, at Palmarin
  • Fangool and cannon at Mbalamson
  • Sereer Tumulus of Mbafaye at Godaguène Fissel


  1. ^ "Découpage administratif". Découpage administratif. senegalaisement.com. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ List of historic sites

Coordinates: 14°27′09″N 17°08′15″W / 14.45250°N 17.13750°W / 14.45250; -17.13750